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Title Authorizing early modern European women : from biography to biofiction / edited by James Fitzmaurice, Sara Steen, Naomi Miller.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource 290 pages)
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Series Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World Ser.
Gendering the late medieval and early modern world.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed December 07, 2021).
Summary The essays in this volume analyze strategies adopted by contemporary novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, and biographers interested in bringing the stories of early modern women to modern audiences. It also pays attention to the historical women creators themselves, who, be they saints or midwives, visual artists or poets and playwrights, stand out for their roles as active practitioners of their own arts and for their accomplishments as creators. Whether they delivered infants or governed as monarchs, or produced embroideries, letters, paintings or poems, their visions, the authors argue, have endured across the centuries. As the title of the volume suggests, the essays gathered here participate in a wider conversation about the relation between biography, historical fiction, and the growing field of biofiction (that is, contemporary fictionalizations of historical figures), and explore the complicated interconnections between celebrating early modern women and perpetuating popular stereotypes about them.
Subject Women -- Europe -- History.
Femmes -- Europe -- Histoire.
History -- Women.
Literary Criticism -- Subjects & Themes -- Women.
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Fitzmaurice, James, editor.
Steen, Sara, editor.
Miller, Naomi, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Fitzmaurice, James. Authorizing Early Modern European Women. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2021
ISBN 9789048552900 (electronic book)
9048552907 (electronic book)

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